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Convicted Company Founder Wants Lower Restitution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The founder of an Ohio health-care financing company convicted in a billion-dollar corporate fraud wants the $2.4 billion he was ordered to repay reduced or eliminated. Lance Poulsen was convicted in 2009 on counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and money...

Jury Wants Life Sentence For Ohioan In 4 Slayings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A jury is recommending a life sentence without parole for a 22-year-old man convicted of killing four people in a northeast Ohio townhome last year. The jury in Akron decided against recommending the death penalty Friday for Derrick Brantley. Brantley’s...

Reds Demote Cingrani, Marshall Set For Surgery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-handed reliever Sean Marshall will have surgery on his left shoulder, the latest setback for the Reds setup man. The Reds moved Marshall to the 60-day disabled list on Friday before the start of an interleague series against Toronto. Marshall was 0-0 with a...

Reds Demote Cingrani, Marshall Set For Surgery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-handed reliever Sean Marshall will have surgery on his left shoulder, the latest setback for the Reds setup man. The Reds moved Marshall to the 60-day disabled list on Friday before the start of an interleague series against Toronto. Marshall was 0-0 with a...

AP Source: Cavaliers Reach Agreement With Blatt

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavaliers have reached an agreement to make David Blatt their new coach. Blatt, a highly successful international coach in Israel, emerged as the leading candidate in recent days, and the sides reached contract...

American Detained In NKorea Has Consular Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Swedish diplomats acting for the U.S. have visited an American man detained by North Korea weeks ago. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki (SAH’-kee) says the Sweden Embassy had consular access Friday to Jeffrey Fowle. Sweden handles consular matters for...

McConnell, Grimes Announce Competing Bridge Plans

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates announced competing plans Friday to replace the decaying Brent Spence Bridge in a conservative enclave of northern Kentucky that could figure prominently in the November election. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell...

Sex-offender Status Upheld In Ohio Teen Rape Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the sex offender classification given to an Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. Ma’Lik Richmond was given the second-toughest sex offender classification — Tier II — last August. That...
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Costa Rica continues to surprise by beating Italy

Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz, left, heads the ball at Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to score his side’s first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP...